cairod 0.0.1-alpha.2+1.10.2

cairo bindings and wrappers for the D programming language.


To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

cairoD

This is a D2 binding and wrapper for the cairo graphics library.

Currently cairoD targets cairo version 1.10.2.

Homepage: https://github.com/cairoD/cairoD

Examples

The cairoD library ships with some examples in the example directory. Some of these examples are ported from cairographics.org, some are original. To build these examples, simply use dub:

dub run

Some examples can directly present the results in a GTK2 or GTK3 window. Simply use the correct dub configurations:

dub run --config=gtk2
dub run --config=gtk3

GTK3 example image

Building

You can use [dub] to make this library a dependency for your project.

Customizing the cairoD configuration

The cairo library provides certain features as optional extensions. What extensions are available depends on the configuration of the cairo C library. It is recommended to enable exactly the same extensions in cairoD.

cairoD contains a configure script which automatically tries to guess what cairo extensions should be enabled. It is written in D and it's run automatically by dub before building cairoD. The script tries to find the local C compiler and then uses this compiler to enquire information about the locally installed cairo library. This will only work if the development headers for the cairo C library are installed. If the configure script can't figure out which extensions are supported it enforces a minimal extension set for cairoD.

#Sample output
Performing "debug" build using dmd for x86_64.
cairod 0.0.1-alpha.1+1.10.2.commit.4.g9d16388: building configuration "stlib"...
Running pre-build commands...
================================================================================
=> Configuring cairoD
=> Environment variables:
   CC               C compiler used to detect cairo features
   CAIROD_FEATURES  Manually overwrite feature flags

=> Trying to detect features supported by cairo library
   Searching for C compiler name...                                          gcc
   Whether C compiler can compile cairo programs...                         true
   For CAIRO_HAS_PS_SURFACE...                                              true
   For CAIRO_HAS_PDF_SURFACE...                                             true
   For CAIRO_HAS_SVG_SURFACE...                                             true
   For CAIRO_HAS_WIN32_SURFACE...                                          false
   For CAIRO_HAS_WIN32_FONT...                                             false
   For CAIRO_HAS_FT_FONT...                                                 true
   For CAIRO_HAS_XCB_SURFACE...                                             true
   For CAIRO_HAS_DIRECTFB_SURFACE...                                       false
   For CAIRO_HAS_XLIB_SURFACE...                                            true
   For CAIRO_HAS_PNG_FUNCTIONS...                                           true

=> Configuration:
   PNG support: true
   Surfaces: PostScript PDF SVG XCB xlib
   Font backends: FreeType
================================================================================
Selecting the C compiler

The CC environment variable can be used to specify the used C compiler. If this is not specified the build script always defaults to gcc.

CC="arm-linux-gnueabi-gcc" dub build
Manually selecting the cairoD extensions

It is posslible to list cairoD extensions manually. In this case the configure script will not run CC to guess the configuration, it will simply use the specified extensions instead. Simply add all required extensions as a space separated list to the CAIROD_FEATURES environment variable.

CAIROD_FEATURES="CAIRO_HAS_PDF_SURFACE CAIRO_HAS_SVG_SURFACE CAIRO_HAS_PNG_FUNCTIONS" dub build

Performing "debug" build using dmd for x86_64.
cairod 0.0.1-alpha.1+1.10.2.commit.4.g9d16388: building configuration "stlib"...
Running pre-build commands...
================================================================================
=> Configuring cairoD
=> Environment variables:
   CC               C compiler used to detect cairo features
   CAIROD_FEATURES  Manually overwrite feature flags

=> Configuration:
   PNG support: true
   Surfaces: PDF SVG
   Font backends: 
================================================================================
Manually running the configure script

The configure script is written in D and requires rdmd to be built. If you don't have rdmd installed, the build might fail. There are two possible solutions to this problem:

  • You can use minimal configuration versions. These do not run the configure script:
    dub build --config=stlib-minimal
    # To run the unittests
    dub test --config=unittest-minimal
    

    In this case only the minimal extension set will be enabled.

  • The configure script can be run manually as well:
    dmd -run configure.d
    

    This will overwrite the configuration file in src/cairo/c/config.d. Then build using dub and the minimal configuration to use the configured extensions:

    dub build --config=stlib-minimal
    # To run the unittests
    dub test --config=unittest-minimal
    

License

Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0.

See the accompanying file LICENSE10.txt or view it online.

Authors:
  • Johannes Pfau
  • Andrej Mitrovic
Dependencies:
derelict-ft, x11
Versions:
0.0.1-alpha.3+1.10.2 2016-Feb-03
0.0.1-alpha.2+1.10.2 2015-Dec-20
0.0.1-alpha.1+1.10.2 2015-Dec-20
~master 2017-May-01
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